Jinne Boer: the young Dutch impressed the judges of the Man of the Dam 2017 | Photo: Natural High

Jinne Boer has taken out the Man of the Dam 2017 in Zeeland, in the Netherlands.

Dutch kiteboarders are known for their talent and creativity. And if you put under 18 rider in competition mode, you'll get a fantastic show.

The annual freestyle kiteboarding event had all the necessary ingredients for success: great winds, sunny skies, and a stoked group of athletes, always ready to showcase their skills.

The judges, who regularly participate in major Dutch competitions, evaluates the participants on originality, difficulty, style, and performance of their jumps and tricks.

In addition to the crowning of the best freestyle riders, the jury also determines who is the best emerging talent: the Man of the Dam. But it can also be the Woman of the Man.

The contest is now a prestigious kite event in the Dutch kitesurfing scene, and quite often the winners went on to become pro athletes in the world circuit.

Man of the Dam 2017 | Top 3

1. Cohan van Dijk
2. Lucas Keuning
3. Tom Wiersma